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Choice "fall trees" Haiku Thread October 31, 2010 ~ Editor, Karina Klesko, US
 

 

 

 

"Listening to Vivaldi..."

 

Thirty-nine Sketchbook Haiku Poets from fifteen countries composed one hundred and seventy-one haiku to celebrate the season represented in the "fall trees" Haiku Thread.

FIRST CHOICE TIE

job hunting...
a yellow leaf drifts
from branch to branch

# 01. Chen-ou Liu, CA
teach me leaf,
how to curl restless thought
autumn wind

26. Janice Thomson, CA

 

SECOND CHOICE TIE

 

ups-a-daisy
shoulders high the child picks
the brightest leaf

# 136. Karin Anderson, AU

 

empty playground
a sandbox full
of fallen leaves

# 133. Jacek Margolak

 

THIRD CHOICE TIE

 

city park
the pointeur picks up
a copper beech leaf

# 74. Ralf Bröker, DE

 

oak leaves
their crunch more vivid
than their color

# 65. Diane Mayr, US

 

a chill
seeps into the gingko leaves—
she folds the day bed

# 10. Alegria Imperial, CA

The chill in the gingko leaves juxtaposed with the folding of the day is a very nice contrast.

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All of these haiku are very nice. I like the variety of trees and learned about some I had not heard about. Perhaps I have seen them. The name liquidambar leaves sounds so beautiful and rolls off the tongue like water.

liquidambar leaves
pile, too many hues
star blinking the sun

# 130. Karin Anderson, AU

Of course we cannot pass up a 'sketch book" poem:

roosting crow
so stark in the maple tree—
autumn sketch book

# 44. Alegria Imperial, CA

It appears we can look forward to Bernard Gieske, Heike Gewi, and Cezar-Florian  for some lively Senryu:

falling leaves
back to bare essentials
Victoria's secret

# 81. Bernard Gieske, US

 

one mulberry leaf
falls in my lap—
my husband aroused

# 17. Heike Gewi, DE

 

maple leaves—
finally my mother decides
to dye his hair

# 147. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă, RO

 

John Daleiden's was one of many picturesque haiku:

a stand of aspen
shedding golden leaves—
harvest moon

# 169. John Daleiden, US

 

late summer storm—
a basket of walnuts scattered
under the tree

# 11. Marija Pogorilic, CR

 

teach me leaf,
how to curl restless thought
autumn wind

26. Janice Thomson, CA

This is a wonderful haiku!

 

turning
one twig at a time—
entries for memorials

# 28. Alegria Imperial, CA

 

from fuschia
to gold—
the same azalea

# 32. Alegria Imperial, CA

 

shedding leaves
a hundredth time—
the chestnut grove

# 36. Alegria Imperial, CA

 

Falling autumn leaves
nature’s recycling program
renewal — not death

# 45. Ignatius Fay, CA

 

roosting crow
so stark in the maple tree—
autumn sketch book

# 44. Alegria Imperial, CA

 

crimson maples
chinook salmon
find their way home

# 55. Cara Holman, US

 

a fragrant acacia
blossoming with loneliness—
beware the thorns

# 59. Marija Pogorilic, CR

 

oak leaves
their crunch more vivid
than their color

# 65. Diane Mayr, US

 

gradually
they vacate the tree—
maple leaves

# 71. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

 

maple trees
midway through autumn
a softer red

# 67. Diane Mayr, US

 

*Altweibersommer—
the old man
asks for work

# 72. Ralf Bröker, DE

*Indian Summer

 

listening to Vivaldi
the painter mixes
red and brown

# 76. Ralf Bröker, DE

 

Fallen leaves perish
Within the earth’s gratitude
Towards the huge tree!!

# 84. Munia Khan, BD

I like the third idea presented here. We all see the beauty and the decay and fall, but the earth is joyful and revived.

 

dark days
maple leaves - the driveway
brightens with color

# 89. Bernard Gieske, US

 

mother's song
by candlelight
autumn oak

# 88. Claire Everett, UK

 

Grasp one golden leaf
Kiss your hand in joy of life
Celebrate Autumn

# 99. Munia Khan, BD

This is nice; the idea of a Celebration of the cycle of life.

 

final movement
the dead leaves
on the pond

# 102. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

 

autumn wind
the post truck disappears
into the fog

# 110. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

 

A maple leaf
in the autumn breeze—
late love letter

# 114. Vasile Moldovan, RO

 

Chestnut Street—
the moon looks everywhere
for a squirrel

# 122. Vasile Moldovan, RO

**although this verse contains personification, I love the wabi or sadness, absence that this poem creates, very interesting view from the Moon.

 

Contrapoint—
the light of a cornel tree
in the fir forest

# 124. Vasile Moldovan, RO

 

fall trees—
visible on the top
a crow's nest

# 128. Sunil Uniyal, IN

 

wind and rain
on every pane
a fallen leaf

# 129. Jacek Margolak, PL

 

maple tree—
preparing the dusk
all day long

# 149. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă, RO

 

Drops of rain
over the sere leaves…
uncertain steps

# 137. Magdalena Dale, RO

 

red-letter day—
only the wind sweeping
the fallen leaves

# 151. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă, RO

 

set free from
a month of house arrest—
a red leaf among the dead

# 163. Sasa Vazic, SR

 

the roadrunner rests
in mesquite shadows
a coiled snake

# 167. John Daleiden, US

 

Thank you for participating.

the old cemetery
mounds of colorful leaves
flutter about

Karina Klesko, US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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